Our Supporters

List of Supporters
The support of individuals and groups below do not necessarily reflect the opinions of their respective institutions.

Current # of Supports – 455

Students

Boston Latin School

Miranda Mahmoud

Boston University

Brandon Greene
Julia Slesarchik

Bowie State University

Telisha Byrd

Brown University

Samuel Bell

City University of New York 

Alexi Shalom
Alyssia Paula
Isabelle N. Jagninski
Liz Jones

Columbia University

Daiyu Suzuki

DePaul University

Tessa Simonds

Drexel University

William Lukas

Eastern New Mexico University

Linda Richmond

Florida Atlantic University

Andrew Ginden

Florida State University

Nicholas Stark

Fordham University

Samanta Brihaspat

Georgetown Day School

Gabrielle Preston

Harvard University

Keyanna Wigglesworth
Rachel Sandalow-Ash

Howard University 

Celia Burke

Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne

Amy Schwarz

John A Ferguson Senior High (Florida)

Andres Olarte
Ashley Lopez
Devin Davis
Joseph Frias
Kevin Gonzalez
Lissette Martin
Luis Guerra
Maria Gomez
Marissa Maldonado
Melissa Perez
Shane Watkins
Valeria Bernal

Lick-Wilmerding High School

Sarah Koch

McDonogh 35 College Preparatory High School

London Taylor

Michigan State University

Colette Tipper

New York University

Claire Baldi
Daniel DiMaggio
Stephanie Plachy

North Carolina A&T State University

Crystal T Mattison

Northwestern High School (Maryland)

Shane James
Ricardo Fuentes

Northwestern University

Mauricio Maluff Masi
Niabi Kendra Schmaltz

Occidental College

Baillee Brown
Guido Girgenti
Liyah Washington

Ohio Virtual Academy

Jabreel Chisley

Ohio State University

Lainie Rini, Ohio Student Association

Ohio University

Jacob Chaffin
Jared Henderson

Richard J. Daley College

Raymond Duran

Rutgers University

Bryan Miranda (NB)
Joie DeRitis (NB)
MoNeke Ragsdale
Paul M. Heideman (NW)
Victoria Saraiva (NB)

School of the Future High School (New York)

Giulia Girgenti

Seton Hall University

Lee Nave, Jr.

Skidmore College

Alicia Graziano

Smith College

Talia Abner

Social Justice High School (Chicago)

Rocio Meza

Southern PolyTechnic State Univeristy

Guled Abdilahi

Sumter High School

Blake Ward

Swarthmore College

Nicholas Borkowksi
William Lawrence

Temple University 

Walter Smolarek

Tufts University

Duncan MacLaury
Katie Selcraig

University of Illinois at Chicago

Byron Sigcho

University of Las Vegas

Kristin Barr
Veronica Robledo

University of Maine

Jesse Ouellette

University of Michigan

Megan Gilson
Michael McHenry

University of Missouri-Columbia

Ankur Singh

University of New Mexico

Jeremiah Henderson

University of New Orleans

Stephanie Anders

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Adrienne Pagac
Allie Gardner
Dan Suárez
Eleni Schirmer
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field
Maxwell John Love
Michael Billeaux
Joe Evica
Joshua Brazee
Katie Zaman
René Espinoza Kissell

University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

Scot McCullough

Wesleyan University

Andrew Ribner

Whitman College

Leah Siegel

William Patterson University

Brian Andrew

EducatorsProfessionals

Arizona

Anne O’Connell, Teacher at Arizona Wilson Elementary District
Kathy Carter, Teacher in Willcox Unified School District
Michael Gordy, Retired Teacher  from Tucson Unified in AZ

California

Anthony Cody, Retired Teacher
Barbara Hawkins, Retired Professor
Darren Lazarus, Teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District
James A. Miller, Jr. PH.D, Teacher in Los Angeles
Joan Kramer, Retired Teacher, Librarian in Los Angeles
Nancy Goldberg, School Board Member at Culver City Unified School District Culver City
Richard Sugerman (TFT), Executive Director of TSOTH Richmond

Colorado

Peggy Robertson, Teacher and Administrator of United Opt Out National

Connecticut

Al Ciuffo, Teacher in Stamford
Andrea Conway, Librarian
Anne Lutz Fernandez, Teacher at Westport
Anthony Giordano, Teacher in North Haven
Antoinette Ryan, Teacher at East Hampton
Christine Ladd, Teacher in Hartford
Del Shortliffe, Teacher
Donna Tomasko, Teacher
Linda Hall, Teacher in New Milford
Richard Weyel, Teacher in Mansfield

Florida

Chris Spiliotis, Teacher in Seminole
Donna Mace, Teacher in Duval County
Eileen Segal, Florida PTA President

Hawaii

Kuhio Kane

Idaho

Ginney Libbey, Retired Teacher from Lake Pend Oreille Sch. District
Jan Waldrup, Retired Teacher from Lake Pend Oreille School District
Patricia Gerrity King retired teacher

Illinois

Brad Porfilio, Associate Professor Educational Leadership Lewis University
Chaya Rubenstein, Retired Teacher & Special Ed. Advocate
Diane Horwitz, Education Professor
Francine Greenberg Reizen, Teacher at Chicago Public Schools
Gretchen Conley, Teacher in Mount Vernon
Heidi Weiman,  Professor, Early Childhood Education in Chicago
Jean Sachs-Nygard, Retired Public School Chicago Teacher
Jen Johnson
Jennifer Bigs, Certified Teacher & Parent
Kathleen McInerney, Teacher in Chicago
Katie Osgood, Teacher in Chicago
Kenzo Shibata, Teacher at Chicago Public Schools
Lydia Snow, Teacher at Notheastern Illinois University
Xian Barrett, Teacher at Chicago Public Schools

Indiana

Charles Allen, Teacher
Diana Underwood-Gregg, Assoc. Prof. Math Ed. Purdue Calumet
Hilary Gard, Teacher in Crown Point
Mary Louise Bewley, proud Traditional Public Ed grad
Stewart Bloom, Retired Educator

Kentucky

Alan Young, Teacher at Jefferson County (Louisville)

Louisiana

Dixie Moore, Teaching Artist
James A. Taylor, J.D., Ph. D, Professor at Southern University and A. & M. College
Jim Randels, Teacher at New Orleans Public Schools
Lee Barrios, M.Ed., NBCT Retired Teacher, Coalition for Louisiana Public Education & Save Our Schools March
Paul Grehtel, Retired Teacher from St. Bernard Parish School System

Maryland

Melissa Finkel, Teacher in Montgomery County

Massachusetts 

Cassandra Wallace, Teacher at Boston Public Schools
David N. Smith, Senior Distinguished Professor of History, Fisher College, Boston (Retired)
Deborah Donahue-Keegan, Teacher at Tufts University
Suzie McGlone, Teacher at Boston Public Schools

Michigan

Matt Becker, Teacher

Minnesota 

Melissa Grossman, Teacher in Minneapolis
Robert Panning-Miller, Teacher at Minneapolis Public Schools
Suzanne Mears, Teacher at Minneapolis Public Schools

Nebraska

Frankie Condon, Teacher at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nevada

Lisa Muntean, Teacher at Clark County School District
Mary Beth Franzeo, Teacher in Clark County School District
Sebring Frehner, Education Activist & Policy Analyst

New Jersey

Bob Cecchini
Brian Ford, Teacher of Social Studies, Montclair Public Schools
Brian Hohmann, History Teacher, Newark Public Schools
Christine Driskill, Visual Arts teacher at Belleville public schools
Darcie Cimarusti
Dave Zirkle, Teacher at Perth Amboy, NJ public schools
Dena Lagomarsino, Jersey City Public Schools
Edward Meidhof, Teacher in Englewood
Giacomo Silvestri, Teacher in Jersey City
John A. Pacifico, Teacher at Jersey City Public Schools
Katie Strom, Teacher Education and Teacher Development Doctoral Fellow, Montclair State University
Marco A. Martinez, New Jersey Teacher of English Passaic High School
Mike Harris, Wallkill Valley Regional High School
Nora Hyland, Rutgers Graduate School of Education Associate Professor
Okaikor Aryee-Price, Teacher at Jersey City Public Schools
Robert Rendo, Teacher at Ossining Public Schools
Susan Murphy, Teacher at Jersey City Public Schools
Sylvia Monreal, Professional (Teach for America)
Tracey Bailey, Teacher at Toms River Regional Schools

New York

Amy Losi, Teacher at Hamburg Central Schools
Brian Jones, Teacher, Actor, Activist in NYC
Celia Oyler, Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Cheryl Smith, Teacher in New York
Chris Cerrone, Teacher and Parent in West NY
Dan McConnell, Teacher at N.Y.  Marathon School District
David Greene, Teacher in NYC, Greenburgh 7, Scarsdale
Diane Ravitch, Author and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education
Deborah Meier, Retired Teacher from District 4 M, NYC and Coalition of Essential Schools
Dorothy A. Petrie, Retired Music Teacher from Greece Central School District
Gary Rubinstein, Teacher in NYC
Gloria Brandman, Teacher in Brooklyn District 13
Jane Maisel, Teacher at City College of New York
Jansen Barron, Teacher at North Rockland CSD
John A. Cain III, Teacher in Copenagen CSD
Leonie Haimson, Parent advocate and Executive Director of Class Size Matters
Dr. Mark Naison, Professor of African American Studies and History, Fordham University
Elizabeth Rose, Edu-tainer in NYC
Maria Rosa, Teacher in Buffalo City School District
Mark Friedman, Teacher at Rochester City School District
Maryann Mercer, Teacher at Kenmore Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District
Michael Tenhagen, Teacher in West Seneca
Michele Hamilton, Teacher in NYC
Michelle Greenough, Teacher in Fredonia CSD
Michelle Pfeffer-Enser, Teacher at West Valley Central School
Neil Friedman, Retired Teacher from NYC
Norm Scott, Retired Teacher from NYC
Robin Alsina, Teacher in NYC
Ruth Powers Silverberg, Teacher
Stacey Young, Parent and Early Childhood Teacher in Garden City
Stephina Fisher, Teacher at D12X, Schomburg Satellite Academy, Bronx
Thomas McMahon, Teacher in Mahopac CSD
Tommy Carroll, Teacher in Troy

North Carolina

Dov Rosenberg
John I. Wilson, Retired Educator
Kriten Clarke, Teacher at Warren County
Natalie Beyer, School Board Member in Durham
Robin Johnston, Teacher and Administrator in Chapel Hill
Susan Evans, Elected School Board Member at Wake County Public Schools
Tammie Haris, Teacher at Warren County

Oklahoma

Glenda Puett, Retired Teacher. mother of teachers, grandparent

Oregon

Kathleen Jeskey, Teacher in Canby
Nerissa Ediza,  Teacher in Parkrose, Portland

Pennsylvania

Kipp Dawson, Teacher at Pittsburgh Public Schools
Lisa Haver, Teacher in PA School District of Philadelphia
Lora Bethea
Tim McCord, Retired Educator from Titusville Area School District
Timothy D. Slekar, Professor in Pennsylvania
Tom Snyder, Teacher in West Allegheny SD

Rhode Island

Jennifer Cook, Teacher Educator at Rhode Island College
Nancy McEnanly, Teacher
Ron Poirier, Teacher in Pawtucket

South Carolina

Lee Vartanian, Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Lander University

Tennessee

Gene Bryant, Retired Educator
Joan C. Grim, Lecturer University of TN, Dept of Theory & Practice in Education, Special Education Team
Joel Jones, Teacher at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Scott Ellison, Teacher at University of Tennessee

Texas

Gina Disteldorf, Teacher in Texas Spring Branch ISD
Joshua Seff, Teacher at Carrollton-Farmers Branch
Raymond Gerson, Author and adjunct professor of college success courses, Austin Community College
Richard Bentley, Retired Superintendent
Robin Lane, Teacher in Austin
Stephen Badrich, Teacher at San Antonio College
Teresa Nguyen, Teacher at Northside ISD

Virginia

Kenneth Sheck, Teacher at Shenandoah County Public Schools

Washington 

Ellen Simonis, Teacher in Trout Lake

Washington, DC

Guy Brandenburg, Retired DCPS Teacher
Lee Granados, Urban Neighborhood Alliance, Teacher, Parent, Activist

Wisconsin

Meri Christensen, Teacher
Paula A. Mansholt, Past President – Parents Advocating Student Success Inc.
Sandy Brehl, Retired Teacher
Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor
Ted Lewis, Former Teacher, Union Representative
Judith Bartell, Teacher at Oak Creek-Franklin

Unspecified

Carol Burris, Principal
Michael Charney, Retired Educator
Neil Moffatt, Education Activist

Organizations

Campaign for America’s Future

Change The Stakes

IDEA: Institute for Democratic Education in America

New Jersey Teacher Activist Group (NJTAG)

New York Students Rising (NYSR)

Providence Student Union

Wear Red for Public Education

Parents

Anne Duff, Indiana
Bob Valiant, Grandparent, Washington
Cheri Hartman, Austin, TX
Dienne Anum, Illinois
Irene Cramer, New Jersey
Jim MacFawn, SUNY Empire State College
Kathleen Jacobson, Georgia
Kris Alman
Mike Sage, Parent, Instigator, IN
Mindy Gould,  Miami, Florida
Robert Kulesz, New York
Stacia Snapp, Redmond, Washington
Terry Kennedy, Pittsburgh, PA

Community Organizers

Eirik Bjorkman, NY, NYSR
ohn Aspray, New Brunswick, NJ, United States Student Association
Jolie Lizotte, Madison WI, Field Director for Liberty Tree Foundation for Democratic Revolution
Marilyn Ondrasik, Stratford, CT
Sabrina Stevens, Public School Advocate

International Support

Ian Fraser, Teacher in Queensland, Australia
Robert Thorn, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia/International
Sandra Mathison, Professor at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Torrence B. Lewis, Teacher at Curitiba-PR, Brazil: International School of Curitiba

Other

Cynthia Townsend, Oregon,
Dan McGuire, Minnesota
Ellen Raider, Advocate, Brooklyn, NY
Janice Bloom, Co-director, College Access: Research & Action, NY
Julia Rubin
Kenneth J. Bernstein, DC
Kris Nielsen, Education Writer and Activist, North Carolina
Marge Borchert, New York
Marion Brady, Education Writer
Mary Beth Tinker, Plaintiff in students’ rights case, “Tinker v Des Moines…”
Maureen Cullnan, Chicago
Nancy  Letts,    consultant, producer of the documentary, Going Public
Paula A Mansholt, Past President – Parents Advocating Student Success Inc.
Peter Goodman, NYC Blogger: Ed in the Apple
Richard E. Sindall, Retired Presbyterian minister from Lititz, PA
Rick Hamrick
Wendy Lecker, Connecticut

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